LISTEN – Anamanaguchi “Lorem Ipsum (Arctic Anthem)”

August 30th, 2019

OUT TODAY – Foundational indie electronic group Anamanaguchi have signed to Polyvinyl Records to release their new album [USA], their first in over six years, coming October 25th. The first single, “Lorem Ipsum (Arctic Anthem)” has been a live highlight for years. Anamanaguchi is a four-piece band from New York and Los Angeles made up of Peter Berkman, Ary Warnaar, James DeVito, and Luke Silas. They program and perform intensely emotional digital music, and also once sent a slice of pizza into space.

Since forming in the mid-2000s, Anamanaguchi have been revered as pioneers in the homemade, video game world of chiptune music: combining energetic indie rock with hyper-melodic squarewaves from hacked Nintendo hardware. Their earliest releases were distributed on old school Nintendo cartridges you can actually play, and in 2010 they created the official soundtrack to the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World game. Since the release of their 2013 Kickstarter fan-funded ($275K cough cough) album, Endless Fantasy, the band has been hard at work touring the world and writing their much anticipated follow-up, which brings us to today.

Oct. 30 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
Oct. 31 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Nov. 2 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room*
Nov. 3 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
Nov. 5 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
Nov. 6 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
Nov. 7 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Citadel
Nov. 8 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s
Nov. 10 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge*
Nov. 12 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
Nov. 13 – Detroit, MI @ The Magic Stick

* = Expo – hours of programmed activities hosted by the band before show.